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Tom Duquesnoy becomes two-division BAMMA champion following vicious elbow knockout
(mmafighting.com)
BAMMA 25 took place Saturday afternoon in Birmingham, England, and it featured a couple of jaw-dropping knockouts by big-time prospects. In the main event, Tom Duquesnoy, already the BAMMA featherweight champion, became a rare two-division champ when he knocked out Shay Walsh with a devastating right elbow at the 1:15 mark of the first round.
Submitted May 15, 2016 3:16PM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Mir echoes kanagaroo meat sentiment in light of failed 'B' sample drug test
(bloodyelbow.com)
Last month, it was revealed that Frank Mir tested positive for oral turiabol metabolites - an anabolic steroid - for his in-competition drug test relating to UFC Fight Night: Mir vs. Hunt. Mir, who lost via first round KO to 'Super Samoan', hinted that tainted kangaroo meat in Australia was perhaps responsible for his failed drug test, and the two-time heavyweight champion is using the same argument to defend his 'B' sample, which also flagged for performance-enhancing drugs. Mir cited NFL lineman Duane Brown on his Phone Booth Fighting podcast (per MMA Fighting), whose positive drug test for clenbuterol stemmed from tainted beef he ate in Mexico.
Submitted May 13, 2016 6:09PM by GDPofMPG - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other MMA Organizations, Other Combat Sports, General MMA
 
Wanderlei Silva Hit by a Car, May Require Surgery
(mmaweekly.com)
Wanderlei Silva was hit by a car on Wednesday and may require surgery. The news was posted to Silva’s Facebook page on Wednesday, stating that he was riding his bike home after a workout, when he was hit by a car.
Submitted May 12, 2016 7:54PM by JLS1980 - 3 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, Miscellaneous
 
Andreas Ståhl Signs with Cage Warriors, Fights in June
(mmaviking.com)
Swede Andreas Ståhl will have his next bout with Cage Warriors. Today, the promotion announced that ‘Real Steel’ will be facing Lewis Long out of Wales on June 4th at CWFC 76. The welterweight from Renyi Fight Camp is a two time UFC veteran with a 9 win and 2 loss record.
Submitted May 11, 2016 1:37PM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Marlon Moraes and Josh Hill rematch in WSOF 32 main event
(mmajunkie.com)
Josh Hill managed to win one round the first time he and Marlon Moraes battled in the WSOF cage. Given Moraes’ dominance of the bantamweight division, that’s enough to earn Hill another crack at the champ. A WSOF press release today announced the bout. Moraes (16-4-1) and Hill (14-1) will meet in the new main event of WSOF 32. The event takes place July 30 at Xfinity Arena in Everett, Wash., north of Seattle. The main card will air on NBCSN following prelims on MMAjunkie.
Submitted May 11, 2016 7:05AM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
RFA 40 features Chico Camus vs. Czar Sklavos headliner on July 15 in Minnesota
(mmajunkie.com)
Officials today announced veterans Chico Camus (15-7) and Czar Sklavos (12-4) are set to headline the show. RFA 40 takes place July 15 at Mystic Lake Casino Hotel in Prior Lake, Minn., and the main card airs on AXS TV. The latest RFA 40 card includes: Chico Camus vs. Czar Sklavos Marvin Blumer vs. Terrion Ware Austen Heidlage vs. Chase Waldon Alex Gilpin vs. Dan Moret Chad Curry vs. Carl Wittstock
Submitted May 10, 2016 7:40PM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Prestige FC 7 Cancelled Due to Ongoing Wildfire
(topmmanews.com)
As we are sure you assumed, the Prestige FC 7 card on June 3rd has been postponed. Many of the people involved in the Ft McMurray MMA scene have lost their homes in the fire and others had family and friends who lost theirs. At this time the residence of Ft Mac aren’t sure when they will be allowed to return to their homes. We had hopes we could still hold the show as scheduled and give the locals an event they could enjoy during a terrible time, however the situation is worse than we first thought and holding an event four weeks from now would be impossible. As a group we would like to thank the Canadian MMA community, and fans of Canadian MMA, for their incredible support! We would also like to encourage all promotions across Canada that are currently booking fights to put Jesse Ronson, Matt Dwyer, Cody Krahn, Luke Spicer, and Leroy Noltcho at the top of your list. These men have been great to work with and have been nothing but professional since we signed them to fight for Prestige. All are ready and will be looking for a promotion to fight for.
Submitted May 10, 2016 7:19PM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
BAMMA 26 postponed in order to implement new medical standards
(mmaplus.co.uk)
European Mixed Martial Arts promotion BAMMA have made the decision to postpone their June 4, BAMMA 26 event in order to implement new medical standards. The event was scheduled to take place at Dublin’s 3Arena and was set to be headlined by Light-Heavyweight title fight, Paul Craig versus Ireland’s own Chris Fields. The card will now take place on September 10th and is fully expected to still take place in Ireland. MMA in Ireland has found itself under a microscope recently, with the unfortunate passing of Portuguese fighter Joao Carvalho in April. In light of this, BAMMA have made the decision to introduce mandatory annual pre-fight MRI/MRA scans for all of their fighters.
Submitted May 10, 2016 1:23PM by JLS1980 - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Titan FC hires Jessica Aguilar as WMMA matchmaker, signs Carina Damm
(bloodyelbow.com)
Despite recent concerns regarding the overall health of the organization, Titan FC is continuing their expansion in a surprising direction. The Florida-based organization has recently announced that they would be implementing weight classes for women to compete in the promotion at both strawweight and flyweight. They have also announced the signing of longtime veteran Carina Damm to start off their divisions. One of the most seasoned active competitors in WMMA, Aguilar has fought around the world in almost every major organization. Her time in Bodog, HOOKnSHOOT, Bellator and World Series of Fighting, along with her current UFC run appear to be a factor, providing her with insight into how women's divisions work and what kind of talent and matchups the organization looking to showcase.
Submitted May 10, 2016 1:18PM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Rizin Fighting’s Ultimate Goal is to Have UFC Send its Champions to Rizin Grand Prix
(mmaweekly.com)
Rizin Fighting Federation has rekindled the fighting spirit of Pride FC in Japan, bringing in fighters such as Fedor Emelianenko, Wanderlei Silva, and Kazushi Sakuraba. The foundation of the promotion, however, is its eight-man Grand Prix. Rizin has built its Grand Prix not by signing all the fighters it can find, but by inviting fighters from partnering promotions around the globe to send their fighters to compete. Rizin’s first Grand Prix winner was Bellator’s King Mo Lawal. Returning to the Grand Prix format in 2016, Rizin president and former Pride executive Nobuyuki Sakakibara said that the first round of the 2016 Grand Prix will begin in September and conclude with the promotion’s big New Year’s event.
Submitted May 9, 2016 9:07PM by JLS1980 - 31 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Invicta FC 17 results: Evinger retains at bantamweight, Hill captures strawweight belt
(mmajunkie.com)
Colleen Schneider was as high as a +400 underdog entering her shot at Tonya Evinger and the bantamweight title at Invicta FC 17. She came up short, but showed enough to suggest she may have deserved a little more respect at the sportsbooks. Schneider (10-7) was game for five rounds against Evinger (18-5) never backing down from her more experienced and accomplished opponent. However, Evinger simply had more tools available as she repeatedly used trip takedowns to grind away for a unanimous decision victory.
Submitted May 8, 2016 3:19AM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
M-1 Challenge featherweight champion Ivan Buchinger to defend title June 4 vs. undefeated challenger Magomed Idrisov
(mmamadhouse.com)
M-1 Global has announced that M-1 Challenge featherweight champion Ivan “Buki” Buchinger will defend his title against undefeated challenger Magomed Idrisov, headlining M-1 Challenge 67,June 4 at Baku, Azerbaijan. Also announced is a fight between undefeated Kazakh welterweight prospectShavkat Rakjmonov and Brazilian veteran Carlos Alexandre “Indio” Pereira. M-1 Challenge 67 will be streamed live from Azerbaijan in high definition onwww.M1Global.TV. Viewers will be able to watch the preliminary fights and main card by logging on to register at www.M1Global.TV. Fans may watch all of the action on their computers, as well as on Android and Apple smart phones and tablets.
Submitted May 6, 2016 10:23PM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Martin Svensson Returns to Cage Warriors Fighting Championship
(mmaviking.com)
London, England May 5th 2016:The Cage Warriors Fighting Championship is pleased to announce the latest addition to its lightweight division, Swede, Martin Svensson (14-6 MMA | 2-1 CWFC) to an exclusive multi-fight deal. The Swedish star originally signed for Cage Warriors in January 2014 as a featherweight following a decision loss to Jim Alers in a CWFC title challenge at Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena in September 2013. Alers went onto compete in the UFC while Svensson immediately rebounded with wins against the highly regarded British veteran Robbie Olivier at CWFC 66 in March 2014 and former CWFC Title challenger Dave Hill at CWFC 71 in August 2014.
Submitted May 6, 2016 3:45PM by JLS1980 - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, The Ultimate Fighter
 
Veteran Fighter Blas Avena Found Dead, Police Suspect Suicide
(mmaweekly.com)
Thirty-two-year-old mixed martial artist Blas Avena was found deceased in his Las Vegas apartment on Wednesday. Las Vegas Metro Police are investigating his passing as a possible suicide. “Arriving police and medical personnel located an adult male who was pronounced deceased at the scene. As of now, the death is being investigated as a suicide,” a LVMPD spokesperson told TMZ.
Submitted May 6, 2016 2:58PM by JLS1980 - 4 comments
Filed under: Bellator, Other MMA Organizations
 
Titan FC inks 'TUF 19' runner-up Dhiego Lima for June 10 debut
(mmajunkie.com)
“The Ultimate Fighter 19” runner-up Dhiego Lima has joined the Titan FC welterweight roster.
Submitted May 6, 2016 5:35AM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Norman Parke vs Vlado Sikic set for Final Fight Championship in September
(severemma.com)
Norman Parke announced on his Facebook page today that he has signed with FCC (Final Fight Championship) in Austria and will be fighting undefeated striker Vlado Sikic (10-0-1) in September 2016. Parke’s recent release from the UFC was seen as harsh by most fans after the Northern Irishman had gone 5-3-1 inside the promotion with his losses coming via close decisions. Sikic has 9 finishes from his 10 wins, with only his debut and his draw with Islam Maganadov going to a decision.
Submitted May 5, 2016 5:23AM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Muay Thai champ Tiffany van Soest says she’s ‘one or two years away’ from breaking out in MMA
(mmafighting.com)
After making her name as a champion kickboxer under the Lion Fight banner, winning titles in two separate weight classes, Tiffany van Soest is looking to expand her horizons. The 27-year-old "Time Bomb" recently signed deals with the kickboxing promotion Glory, as well as an MMA deal with Invicta FC. She competes May 13 at the Glory 30 Super Fight Series against Emma Hasshass in Los Angeles. And, though an opponent hasn’t been named as of yet for her Invicta FC debut -- which will double officially as her MMA debut -- van Soest says the fight will take place on Sept. 23.
 
Brother vs. Brother Fight, Featherweight Title Bout Top WSOF 32 on July 30
(sherdog.com)
World Series of Fighting 32 will bring a new meaning to the phrase “sibling rivalry.” The Las Vegas-based promotion announced on Tuesday that Caros Fodor will lock horns with adopted brother Ben Fodor in the WSOF 32 co-main event on July 30 at Xfinity Arena in Everett, Wash. The card will be headlined by a featherweight title rematch between Alexandre Almeida and Lance Palmer. "I suspected for a while that it was eventually going to happen, but it's coming at a good time because we're not getting along very well," Caros Fodor told Yahoo Sports . "I'm excited. My career has been up and down and so this will be a good fight for me. I can get in there and make some money.
Submitted May 3, 2016 4:33PM by JLS1980 - 19 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Kimbo Slice-Dada 5000 Result Overturned to No Contest by Texas Commission
(sherdog.com)
The result of the Bellator 149 clash between Kimbo Slice and Dhafir “Dada 5000” Harris has officially been overturned to a no-contest following Slice’s failed drug test. The change was noted on Monday by MMAJunkie.com, reporting that Slice -- whose real name is Kevin Ferguson -- has reached a settlement with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation over his recent suspension.
Submitted May 2, 2016 11:45PM by RhythmAndStyle - 9 comments
Filed under: Bellator, Other MMA Organizations
 
Legacy FC 56 set for June 24 in Dallas with Manny Vazquez vs. Steven Peterson headliner
(mmajunkie.com)
Legacy FC bantamweight champion Manny Vazquez puts his title on the line against Steven Peterson in the headlining bout of Legacy FC 56. Legacy FC officials recently announced the matchup and that the event will take place June 24 at The Bomb Factory in Dallas. As with all Legacy FC events, the night’s main card airs on AXS TV. The Legacy FC 56 lineup includes: MAIN CARD (AXS TV, 10 p.m. ET) Manuel Vazquez vs. Steven Peterson Ryan Hollis vs. Jason Sampson Edwin Figueroa vs. Levi Mowles Geoffrey Neal vs. Andrew Parker J.C. Cottrell vs. Cody Walker Miles Johns vs. Eliazar Rodriguez PRELIMINARY CARD (Unaired) Sean Holden vs. Bilal Williams Joshua Mosquea vs. Jessie Vasquez Matthew Alonzo vs. Jason Perrotta
Submitted May 2, 2016 11:08PM by Budgellism - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
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